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  • The basics: The $500 million, 55-story Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto tower greets guests and residents with an impressive glass curtain-wall façade, providing magnificent city views from every room. Glass selection was a crucial part of the project, as it was important to architects that the Four Seasons fit the Yorkville neighborhood, an area without many tall buildings, and...
  • The basics: The remodel of the Starquest Securities office in Minneapolis included the installation of a custom interior art wall, and a custom elliptical glass stairwell. The glass wall spans three stories—the 38th through 40th floor—at the center stairwell opening. For the custom elliptical stairwell, the glass is adhered to clips that hang the glass onto rolled steel stringers, so no exposed...
  • The basics: Long spans of decorative glass serve as a standout element of the Terminal B Modernization at Newark International Airport. The international ticketing and departure halls feature about 17,000 square feet of oversized, digitally printed glass panels in a sloping screen wall, designed to provide aesthetic and privacy requirements for the space. The project presented glaziers from...
  • The basics: The 84,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golisano Institute of Sustainability at RIT in Rochester, N.Y., relies on glass and glazing to maximize building energy performance. According to RIT, the building features extensive glazing to reduce its dependence on artificial light, and a sunshade system of stationary louvers on the south side of the building to decrease solar heat gain...
  • The basics: The new Juniper Networks corporate campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., includes two 8-story, 318,000-square-foot office buildings—2A and 2B—that will house research and development, and laboratory spaces for the quickly growing Silicon Valley Internet company. The building façades combine an expansive curtain wall, punched windows within tile on thinshell precast, and strip windows. The...
  • The basics: The Hazelden Center for Youth and Families helps individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse transform their lives. The Center in Plymouth, Minn., recently added a new building and renovated an existing building. The architects for this addition and renovation project chose glass from several companies to achieve advanced daylighting, energy efficiency and...
  • The basics: Architects for the two-story, 18,000-square-foot SunNFun recreational facility in Sarasota, Fla., wanted to create a pool space that stayed cool but also offered direct access to the beautiful Florida weather. To accomplish this, architects designed three 20-foot sections of the eastern facade with impact-resistant folding glass walls that allow residents to enjoy the weather while...
  • The basics: Brattleboro Retreat, a historic, psychiatric hospital and treatment center in Vermont, is undergoing a two-year expansion and renovation project across its 1,000-acre campus in order to better serve its patients. The Children’s Inpatient Program located in the Retreat’s Osgood Building received psychiatric-grade windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems as part of its renovation. To...
  • The basics: The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University features a striking, angular façade of pleated stainless steel and glass. The 46,000-square-foot, three-story museum is a contemporary house for art, featuring stainless steel cladding and accompanying glass that leans in different directions, allowing light to penetrate at multiple angles, at different times of day. The players:...
  • The basics: Officials at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., wanted a building that brought its diverse campus community together, and The Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center does just that. Shepley Bulfinch's design won a Facilities Design Award from the Association of College Unions International. The ACUI Facility Design Awards recognize excellence in the design of...
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